*OUR SECOND EDITION IS NOW LIVE!*

After an INCREDIBLE 1st round, we are overjoyed to announce our 2nd edition!

NO GEAR? NO PROBLEM!
QIFF 2020- An ONLINE international film festival dedicated to you and your spare time during the COVID-19 Pandemic!

*Our rules are simple, but we ask people to take into consideration the events unfolding around them, and to obey all city and country bylaws and precautions. If it is recommended in your area to be isolated, film something at home with your smartphone or a webcam. If your area isn’t under these conditions, then make it with a few friends. Safety is key though, and we will be judging each submission based on how creative they were given their circumstances (So don’t worry about gathering a crew).*

Feel Free to email us with any questions.

The top short films from around the globe will be selected to be uploaded to the QIFF Youtube Channel and promoted on social media. This is a "for fun" festival as a way to help people feel creatively fulfilled during isolation caused by COVID-19.

All Selected films and filmmakers will receive:
-Our official selection Laurel
-Promotion on all of the QIFF Social media Pages (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram)
-Uploaded onto our Youtube Channel on May 27th and added to our playlist

We have some prizes already lined up for filmmakers including:
-1 hour of Casting Consulting with Elizabeth Barnes
-1 hour of Location scouting and management Consulting and Q& A with Shelly Anthis
-1 hour of Q&A on Casting with Shelly Anthis
-30-minute pitch meeting with Shaista Justin, to option their property + a copy of her book “How I Almost Made it in Hollywood, Half-Truths and Misassertions about How to Break into Film & Television, and Why You Shouldn’t”
-1 hour-long mentorship/Q&A with Scott Westby about: Directing, Producing, Screenwriting, Marketing, Getting a feature to a greenlight.

*WE WILL BE ANNOUNCING MORE PRIZES VERY SOON* So stay up to date on our social media

AWARDS:

BEST DIRECTOR
MOST CREATIVE CONCEPT
BEST PERFORMANCE
BEST SCREENPLAY
BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
BEST SCORE
BEST EDITOR
BEST CREW OF ONE
BEST HORROR
BEST COMEDY
BEST DRAMA
BEST EXPERIMENTAL
BEST ANIMATION

Have fun, and create! That's what is most Important!

QIFF 2020 SPECIFICATIONS
Quarantine Intl Film Fest 2020 would like to thank you for your interest in our online film festival! This festival is low stakes, as in it's free for you and for us! Yay!

To qualify you need to make a film using the resources around you (safely) and submit to us anytime before May 20th to be featured on our page and YouTube channel. We will tag the sh*t out of you and your team!

RULES

1. PROMPT: "Listen to many, Speak to a few"
-This line from Hamlet by William Shakespeare can be used however you like! You can use it as a line in your film, or use it as the guide for your theme, so long as it is clear how it is incorporated!

2. YOUR STORY MUST TAKE PLACE IN ONE LOCATION!
-It could be your house, it could be your backyard, it could be a dingy basement, it could be the Forrest, but the film itself MUST take place in one location.

3. MUST BE 5 MINUTES OR UNDER

4. MUST INCLUDE A 30 SECOND (max) TRAILER FOR SOCIAL MEDIA

5. IF REPOSTED OR SHARED YOU MUST CREDIT @QIFF2020 🤠

6. MUST BE PG-13 (no nudity, excessive swearing or violence)

7. ANY GENRE OR STYLE ACCEPTED (animation, comedy, drama, documentary, experimental)

8. FILM WITH WHAT YOU'VE GOT! (Smartphone, webcam, DSLR, etc…) and use what you can! (Could be you by yourself, could be you and some friends or family you live with, but be safe and do what is best for your situation).

9. YOU MUST OWN THE RIGHTS TO ALL CONTENT SUBMITTED! Using royalty-free music and stock footage is fine, but we want to see how you can create!

10. May 20th at 11:59 pm is the DEADLINE, and submissions are FREE! We just want to see what you do!

DISCLAIMER: Please stay up to date and follow all precautions and regulations set out by your local government. QIFF is not responsible for the health and safety of any team during the COVID - 19 Pandemic.

Happy Filming!

*By submitting you agree that you are the exclusive copyright owner of your content, OR you have the express written right. You also agree to have your video published on our YouTube Channel, starting May 27th, 2020, as a part of your participation. You also acknowledge and agree that there is no monetary gain from participation in the festival, and this is exclusively for the joy and fun of creating and sharing. You also acknowledge that films submitted into the festival were created for the festival. The festival may, in turn, promote your project via social media, and you consent to allow your likeness to be used for promotional purposes.*

Overall Rating
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  • Harry Tomlin

    Great festival, great idea, great motivator

    May 2020
  • It was an honor to participate in the 1st Edition of QIFF and be a part of the amazing global community it has created. Incredibly impressed at how quickly its founders were able to put it together, and thoroughly enjoyed watching all of the other films. Couldn’t be more excited to watch this grow!

    Much love,
    Benjamin Font
    “The ____ Necessities”
    Award Winner for Best Cinematography and Best Director

    May 2020
  • This is a very cool festival which brought a lot of people together who likely never would've been together otherwise. It gave a lot people some purpose in a very difficult time, and I'm honored to have had my films selected.

    July 2020
  • I loved submitting to such a wondeful Festival, It was so well planned and truly enjoyable!

    June 2020
  • Shelly Anthis

    Amazing fest!! There is such an amazing sense of Community and was so unique to be able
    to network with other filmmakers world wide , Thanks QIFF2020

    May 2020